Healthy Kids’ Menu Picks at Magic Kingdom!

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I recently put together a list of my top favorite healthy menu picks of snacks and meals at Magic Kingdom. Today, I’m chatting about finding those better-for-you options on the kids’ menu! When I travel with my little ones, I know ice cream cones, French fries and cookies are bound to pop up throughout the trip. However, my children really benefit from keeping some familiar healthy foods in the rotation while we are away. Not only does it improve their behavior, but it also keeps their digestive system regular and their immune system strong while we’re traveling. Fortunately, Walt Disney World does a great job of incorporating healthy foods for children on the kids’ menus and most are easy to find with the Mickey Check symbol. Check out the list below and use this as a reference guide when feeding your brood during your magical stay!

Snacks

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

  • Strawberry Smoothie

Gaston’s Tavern

  • Fruit and Cheese Picnic Platter
  • Celery and Carrot Sticks with Dip
  • Mini Babybel Snack Cheese 3-pack
  • Apple Slices with Caramel Sauce
  • Hummus and Pretzels

Liberty Square Market

  • Mickey Pretzel
  • Cuties Mandarin 3-pck
  • Trail Mix
  • Whole Fruit

The Lunching Pad

  • Warm Mickey Pretzels
Photo: Disney

Prince Eric’s Village Market

  • Jumbo Pretzel, Grapes or Pickles

 

Meals

Diamond Horseshoe

Lunch

  • A La Carte Appetizers – Garden Salad, Sliced Apples, Celery and Carrot Sticks
  • Entrees – Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwich and PBJ Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
  • Sides – Corn on the Cob, Harvest Beans, Mixed Fruit, Water Melon and Cornbread

Be Our Guest

Breakfast

  • Philippe’s Toasty Oats – Steel-cut Oatmeal served with Golden Raisins, Brown Sugar, and a selection of pastries. Vanilla Soy Milk, Low fat milk or water.

Lunch

  • Mrs. Potts’ Platter – Carved Turkey Sandwich on Multigrain Bread with Sweet Potato Wedges and Apple Sauce
  • Les Macaronis Maurice – Whole-Grain Macaroni with Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella served with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Chip’s Delight – Grilled Cheese with Turkey Noodle Soup and Green Beans
  • Lumiere’s De-Light – Grilled Shrimp with Broccoli and Apple Sauce
  • Feast à la Beast – Slow-cooked Chicken with Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

Dinner

  • Appetizers – Iceberg Wedge Salad with Ranch Dressing, Fruit and Cheese Plate, House-made Peach Applesauce
  • Entrees – Seared Shrimp Skewer, Pan-seared Chicken Breast or Grilled Tenderloin served with choice of one (1) Appetizer, two (2) Selections and one (1) Dessert and choice of Small Low-fat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice.
  • Selections – Sautéed Zucchini, Steamed Green Beans, Wild Rice, Sweet Potato Wedges, Cauliflower Fried Rice
  • Dessert- Seasonal Fruit with Freshly made yogurt dip
Photo: Disney

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Breakfast

  • Entrees- Egg White Frittata, Scrambled Egg, or Fruit and Seed Oatmeal served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
  • Selections – Yogurt Parfait, Seasonal Fruit, Turkey Sausage

Lunch & Dinner

  • Appetizers – Sliced Apples, Bite-sized Cheddar Cheese and Grapes, Garden Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
  • Entrees – Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Chicken Leg, Seared Fish of the day served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
  • Selections – Seasonal Vegetables, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Buttered corn, Rice pilaf
  • Desserts – Seasonal Sorbet or Yogurt Parfait
Photo: Disney

Columbia Harbour House

Lunch & Dinner

  • Tuna Sandwich, Garden Salad with Chicken or Uncrustables PBJ served with Dannon® Danimals® Smoothie, GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce, and choice of small Low-fat Milk or small Dasani® Bottled Water

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

Lunch & Dinner

  • Uncrustables PBJ or Kids’ Salad with Turkey served with a Cuties® Mandarin, GoGo squeeZ® and choice of small low-fat Milk or small Dasani® Water.

The Friar’s Nook

Lunch & Dinner

  • Uncrustables PBJ and includes Dannon® Danimals® Smoothie, GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce and choice of Small Low-fat Milk or Small DASANI® Water.

Jungle Cruise Navigation Co Skipper Canteen

Lunch & Dinner

  • Appetizers – Serengeti Salad with Fat-free Ranch Dressing or Safari Snack Cucumbers and Carrots served with a Cucumber-Yogurt Dip
  • Entrees – Congo Connie’s Coconut-Curry Concoction Served with Pineapple Tofu, and Jasmine Rice, Smiley’s Little ‘Croc’ of Chicken Soup, Tiki Tiki Shrimpy Shrimpy, Sizzling Savanna Grilled Steak all served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
  • Selections – Steamed Broccoli, Seasonal Vegetables, Fingerling Potatoes, Jade Rice Blend, Seasonal Fruit, Mango Sorbet
Photo: Disney

Liberty Tree Tavern

Lunch & Dinner

  • Appetizers – Turkey Noodle Soup, Declaration Salad or Cheese Plate
  • Entrees – Oven Roasted Turkey, Season Fish, Meatless Load, Herb-marinated Pork Roast all served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
  • Selections – Green Beans, Seasonal Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Apples, Seasonal Sorbet, Seasonal Fruit, Carrots and Celery

Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Café

Lunch & Dinner

  • Entrees- Veggie Rice Bowl or Uncrustables PBJ or Chicken Rice Bowl served with GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce, a Cuties® Mandarin and a choice of 1% Mickey Milk, Small Dasani Bottle Water or 100% Apple Juice

Pinocchio Village Haus

Lunch & Dinner

  • Entrees- Sliced Turkey Sandwich on Pita Bread, Uncrustables PBJ or Plain Pasta tossed in Marinara served with Dannon® Danimals® Smoothie, Grapes, and choice of Small DASANI® Bottled Water or Low-fat Milk
  • Dessert – Dannon Greek Yogurt

Plaza Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Instead of the Kids Menu, consider a combination of sides for a healthy meal like oatmeal, fresh fruit and a low-fat milk.

Lunch

  • Appetizers – Tomato Soup, Carrots with Ranch Dressing, Garden Salad with fat-free Ranch dressing, Grapes or Sliced Apples
  • Entrees – Turkey or PBJ on honey wheat bread, or Grilled Chicken Strips served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
  • Selections – Baby Carrots, Season Fruit, Season Vegetables, Apples, Banana

Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

Lunch & Dinner

  • Entrees – Uncrustables PBJ includes a Cuties® Mandarin, Dannon® Danimals® Smoothie, and choice of small Low-fat Milk or small Dasani® Water
  • Dessert – Dannon Greek Yogurt

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Lunch & Dinner

  • Appetizers – Celery and Carrot Sticks, Sliced Apples, Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing and Grapes
  • Entrees – Grilled Chicken with Roasted potatoes, Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball, or Sautéed Shrimp with Whole-Wheat Spaghetti, all served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Low-fat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice.
  • Selections – Broccoli, Green Beans and Carrots, Celery and Carrot Sticks with Ranch Dressing, Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing, Sliced Apples, Grapes, and Fruit Cup.

 

These menus offer parents the opportunity to fit in some nutrition while on vacation. If you’re lucky like me, your kids will try a new item and love it so much they’ll wish to continue eating it at home (ahem- broccoli). The magic of Disney!

Packing your own healthy snacks is another way to keep kids healthy while on vacation. Did you know you are able to bring your own food into Disney Theme Parks packed in insulated lunch boxes? It’s convenient to snack while waiting in line and lessens the burden on your wallet too. Some of our favorite snacks to pack include squeeze apple sauce and yogurt packs, fresh fruit, cheese sticks, whole grain crackers, and water bottles. When you do decide to indulge in those special Disney treats, you can share them to control portion size. While our eyes may tell us we can eat the WHOLE cupcake alone, our stomach will tell us otherwise the minute we step on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! And remember, just because your kids are under the age of 9 does not mean they MUST eat from the kids’ menu- they’re welcome to order items off the regular dining menus as well. Check out our healthy picks from those menus here.

If your child has food allergies or a medical condition like diabetes, packing familiar safe snacks is an especially important tip to remember! For more on visiting Walt Disney World with diabetes click here, and for more on managing food allergies at Disney, click here.


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Jamie Lee McIntyre MS RDN CD-N is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and the Food and Nutrition contributor to The Kingdom Insider. She has BS in Dietetics, a minor in Psychology, and a MS in Nutrition Sciences. With over 11 years of nutrition and dietetic experience, Jamie Lee has helped clients manage and prevent chronic disease, control weight, cope with food allergies, and reach optimal wellness at various stages throughout the life cycle. Combining her passion for helping people through nutrition and her love of Disney, Jamie Lee visits the parks with her client base in mind and prioritizes staying up to date on the food trends, allergy-friendly offerings, dining plan options, plant-based menus and Mickey Check program throughout Walt Disney World. She believes the key to a great vacation is keeping a balance of indulgence and healthy eating, and that the Disney dining experience should be a fun and satisfying one for all guests! Jamie Lee is a Run Disney veteran and avid runner. Having grown up Disney, Jamie Lee is now continuing the cycle of creating magical memories with her husband and two small children through frequent trips to Disney Parks and Resorts!

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